On May 28, 2020, The espnW Summit returns to NYC for its second year. Our one-day event extends the impact and inspiration of The espnW: Women + Sports Summit to the east coast, creating a distinctive forum for driving dialogue and change in the women + sports space.

With the city as our backdrop, The Summit is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together professional athletes, thought-leaders, and agents of change across sports, business, and culture.

Join us for a full day of panels, conversations, and activities that will leave you inspired, refreshed, and ready to take action!
Sarah Spain - Host
espnW columnist, ESPN reporter and Radio host
Julie Foudy
espnW writer, ESPN commentator, World Cup soccer champion & Olympic gold medalist
Hannah Storm
SportsCenter anchor and ESPN reporter
Katie Jacobs Stanton
Founder and General Partner of Moxxie Ventures
Mina Kimes
Senior Writer, Podcast Host and Commentator
Katie Nolan
Host, ESPN's "Always Late w/ Katie Nolan"

Speakers are subject to change.


NOTE: The 2020 Summit NYC
agenda will be available in April
Wednesday, May 8
7:30 - 8:15am
Brooklyn Bridge Park workout (optional)
9:00 - 10:00am
Refresh & Registration
9:15 - 9:45am
Book Signing
Kate Parker / Strong is the New Pretty
10:00 - 10:15am
Sarah Spain
10:15 - 11:00am
The Team That Changed It All: The World Cup Champion '99ers.

World Cup Soccer Champions: Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly & Briana Scurry

with Sarah Spain

11:00 - 11:40am
Show Me the Money? Equal Pay, Equal Treatment, Equal Respect.
Becca Roux / Executive Director, U.S. Women's National Team Player Association
and Kendall Coyne Schofield / USA Women's Hockey & Professional Hockey Player
with Alison Overholt 
11:40 - 12:00pm
W Power Talks: 10-minute focused talks by industry leaders; introductions by Chiney Ogwumike
Elie Donahue - Vice President, Marketing, Rothy’s
Kate Parker - author & photographer - Strong is the New Pretty
12:00 - 12:30pm
Book Signing
Jessica Mendoza / There's No Base Like Home
12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch of Champions
1:00 - 1:40pm
espnW Keynote Interview
Jessica Mendoza / ESPN MLB Analyst, NY Mets Baseball Operations Advisor & Olympic gold medalist with Mina Kimes 
1:40 - 2:15pm
espnW Keynote Conversation: The Power of Entertaining Women
Kristen Anderson-Lopez / Oscar and Grammy award-winning songwriter with Sarah Spain
2:15 - 2:45pm
"Laughter Permitted"
Allyson Felix / Olympic gold medalist, World Champion sprinter with Julie Foudy
2:45 - 3:15pm
Women at the Helm: Ownership and the Front Office
Sheila C. Johnson / Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Co-owner of the Washington Mystics, Wizards & Capitals and Jean Afterman / NY Yankees, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager with Mina Kimes
3:20 - 3:30pm
3:30 - 4:20pm
Refresh and Movement Break
4:30 - 5:00pm
Higher. Further. Faster. The Women of Captain Marvel.
Kelly Sue DeConnick / Captain Marvel comic book author and Mary Livanos / Director, Production & Development at Marvel Studios with Sarah Spain
5:00 - 5:30pm
Disrupt the Game
Allison Galer / Founder, Disrupt the Game agency and Chiney Ogwumike / ESPN Commentator, WNBA All-Star & WNBPA Vice President with Jessica Mendoza
5:30 - 5:45pm
Closing Remarks
Laura Gentile & Sarah Spain
6:00 - 7:00pm


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan.


Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: Registration opens at 8:30am; Event program runs from 10am – 5:30pm followed by a reception from 5:30 - 6:30pm.

Registration Fee: Registration is $795 and includes all programming, activities, meals, and the post-event reception. If you are a student or non-profit organization, email us at [email protected] for a discounted rate.

Transportation/Parking: We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation, taxis or other car services. Transportation to AND from the event is not provided. 

Attire: The espnW Summit NYC is casual. Dress comfortably!

Cancellation Policy: Please review our 2020 espnW Summit NYC Cancellation Policy.
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